3 096 Days in Captivity

Author: Natascha Kampusch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101544037
Release Date: 2011-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

On March 2, 1998, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped, and found herself locked in a house that would be her home for the next eight years. She was starved, beaten, treated as a slave, and forced to work for her deranged captor. But she never forgot who she was-and she never gave up hope of returning to the world. This is her story.

3 096 Days in Captivity

Author: Natascha Kampusch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425244288
Release Date: 2011-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This powerful true story follows Natascha Kampusch, who, held hostage in a 50-square-foot dungeon for eight years, where she was treated as a slave and forced to work for her sadistic captor, never forgot who she was--and never gave up hope of returning to the world. Original.

Girl in the Cellar

Author: Allan Hall
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061989872
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Genre: True Crime

Eight years of darkness On March 2, 1998, while on her way to school, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was abducted. More than eight years later, on August 23, 2006, she escaped with a story that shocked and horrified the entire world. She spent the most delicate years of her life hidden in a cellar underneath an ordinary Austrian suburban home. How was she able to survive? What sort of woman had emerged? What kind of man was Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor—and what demands had he made of her? Journalists Allan Hall and Michael Leidig covered Natascha's story from the beginning. The result of extraordinary investigative reporting, Girl in the Cellar gets to the heart of this very tragic case to reveal a truth no one would have imagined.

10 Years of Freedom

Author: Natascha Kampusch
Publisher:
ISBN: 395044260X
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Abduction

After being held captive for 3096 days in a hidden room near Vienna, Natascha Kampusch now lives a life without physical boundaries but mental ones. Her second autobiography "10 Years of Freedom" tells the full story about the "girl in the cellar" who had succeeded in returning to society after all.

Perfect Victim

Author: Christine McGuire
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062284525
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: True Crime

Called the "sex slave," and "the girl in the box" case, this is the story behind Colleen Stan's terrifying, seven-year-long imprisonment by Cameron Hooker as told by the district attorney who tried the case. Too bizarre to be anythin g but true, it is a tale of riveting intensity and gripping courtroom drama.

Secrets in the Cellar

Author: John Glatt
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429967560
Release Date: 2009-03-03
Genre: True Crime

Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family—though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance... For twenty-seven years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, complete with sound-proof paneling and code-protected electric locks. There, she would eventually give birth to a total of seven of Josef's children. One died in infancy—and the other three were raised alongside Elisabeth, never to see the light of day. Then, in 2008, one of Elisabeth's children became seriously ill, and was taken to the hospital. It was the first time the nineteen-year-old girl had ever gone outside—and soon, the truth about her background, her family's captivity, and Josef's unspeakable crimes would come to light. John Glatt's Secrets in the Cellar is the true story of a crime that shocked the world.

Girl Taken

Author: Elena Nikitina
Publisher: Iliad Books
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"This book will astonish and inspire you. One woman's shocking true story of abduction, war and survival." - Brian Whitney, author of SUBVERSIVE In the fall of 1994, 21-year-old Elena Nikitina disappeared. Drugged and kidnapped by a group of Chechen gangsters, she was driven through the night to Chechnya. Kept prisoner in a tiny room, she waited while the gang tried to ransom her back to her mother. But a few weeks after the abduction, war broke out between Russia and Chechnya. Life became very cheap, very quickly, and tiny Chechnya became an apocalyptic killing zone. All contact was cut off. There was no electricity. There was no telephone service. There could be no negotiations for Elena’s release. Elena was one lost soul, powerless, and at the mercy of hardened criminals who now fancied themselves patriotic freedom fighters. And she was their enemy – the face of the Russian invader. Through eight horrifying months of captivity, trapped in a land where countless people were dying every day, Elena fought desperately to stay alive, stay sane, and not lose the one thing that kept her going - hope. GIRL, TAKEN is her powerful memoir of that time. It is the harrowing yet stirring tale of a young woman whose courage, determination, and inner strength ultimately delivered her back to her life and her loved ones.

Cellar Girl

Author: Josefina Rivera
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448176786
Release Date: 2014-01-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'I stood there for a moment, silently speaking to myself: Josefina, you will survive this. You are strong. You are a fighter. You adapt.' As a young mum-of-three, Josefina Rivera was determined to get her troubled life back on track. But then she met Gary Heidnik and the next four months became a living nightmare. Along with five women Josefina was held captive in a cellar where she was starved, beaten, and repeatedly raped to fulfil Heidnik’s desire of creating a ‘family’ of ten children. Cellar Girl is the shocking but ultimately inspiring story of how one brave, young woman saved herself and others from a life worse than hell.

The Lost Girls

Author: John Glatt
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250036377
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: True Crime

New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story behind the kidnappings and long-overdue rescue of three women found in a Cleveland basement. The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro, and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world. The book has an exclusive interview and photographs of Ariel Castro's secret fiancé, who spent many romantic nights in his house of horror, without realizing he had bound and chained captives just a few feet away. There are also revealing interviews with several Castro family members, musician friends and several neighbors who witnessed the dramatic rescue.

A Stolen Life

Author: Jaycee Dugard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780857207142
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.

I m No Monster

Author: Stefanie Marsh
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425244520
Release Date: 2011
Genre: True Crime

Describes how Josef Fritzl held his daughter Elisabeth prisoner in an underground bunker as a sex slave for twenty-four years without allowing her any contact with the outside world, fathering seven children with her.

I Know My First Name Is Steven

Author: Mike Echols
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786011041
Release Date: 1999
Genre: True Crime

Tells how convicted child molester Kenneth Eugene Parnell abducted Steven, raising him as his own son for seven years until the boy's escape

Dreams Of Stardust

Author: Lynn Kurland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440627934
Release Date: 2005-03-29
Genre: Fiction

At last, USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland delivers her newest time travel romance. In the 1200s, Amanda of Artane has one summer to choose from her suitors--and find love forever.

I Choose to Live

Author: Sabine Dardenne
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 1844082687
Release Date: 2006-01-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

I lived through the Dutroux affair from the inside, and all these years I have kept silent about it - about my 'personal' Dutroux Affair, my time in the company of the most hated psychopath in Belgium. I need to write this book for three reasons: so that people stop giving me strange looks and treating me like a curiosity; so that no one ever asks me any more questions ever again; and so that the judicial system never again frees a paedophile for 'good behaviour'.' 'The Dutroux Affair' shook the whole of Europe. In the middle of the immense machinery of investigation and justice there was Sabine Dardenne herself, Dutroux's last victim. She was held captive for eighty days - and survived. Far from sensationalising the horror, her story, dignified and restrained, is ultimately uplifting. Says Sabine Dardenne, 'I choose to live'.

Freedom

Author: Jaycee Dugard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501147630
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own. When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Philip and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. In A Stolen Life Jaycee told the story of her life from her abduction in 1991 through her reappearance in 2009. Freedom: My Book of Firsts is about everything that happened next. “How do you rebuild a life?” Jaycee asks. In these pages, she describes the life she never thought she would live to see: from her first sight of her mother to her first time meeting her grownup sister, her first trip to the dentist to her daughters’ first day of school, her first taste of champagne to her first hangover, her first time behind the wheel to her first speeding ticket, and her first dance at a friend’s wedding to her first thoughts about the possibility of a future relationship. This raw and inspiring book will remind you that there is, as Jaycee writes, “life after something tragic happens…Somehow, I still believe that we each hold the key to our own happiness and you have to grab it where you can in whatever form it might take.” Freedom is an awe-inspiring memoir about the power we all hold within ourselves.